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From Bergen: Hardangerfjord & Folgefonna Glacier Hike

1. From Bergen: Hardangerfjord & Folgefonna Glacier Hike

Enjoy a private tour that takes you from Bergen to Hardanger and Folgefonna Glacier. Start the tour in Bergen in the morning, with an 8 AM hotel pickup. Then, take the 1.5-hour drive in a private vehicle to Tørvikbygd and cross the Hardangerfjord by ferry to Jondal. From Jondal, drive up to the glacier which is 1200 meters above sea level. Meet your private guide from Folgefonni Breførerlag who will explain everything you need to know about the tour and how to put on the necessary gear. Begin your hike on the Folgefonna Glacier across the huge flat areas of ice. Also, go into crevasse areas and do some climbing if you like. The hike will be adjusted to the wishes of the participants. For some, it will be climbing and adrenalin, for some it will be a quiet walk into a different world. During the day, learn about the cultural and natural history of the glacier. The hike lasts between 3 and 4 hours. After the tour, get dropped-off back at your hotel in Bergen where your experience concludes.

Bergen: Rallarvegen Biking, Fjord Boat Tour & Flåm Railway

2. Bergen: Rallarvegen Biking, Fjord Boat Tour & Flåm Railway

Experience speed, excitement, and beautiful scenery on this adventure day trip from Bergen. Get picked up from your accommodation in the city and make your way to Flåm, where you will experience steep mountains, thundering waterfalls, and deep fjords. Start off your day tour with the Flåm Railway, which takes you through some of the most magnificent Norwegian mountain scenery. Then, at Myrdal station, take a 2-hour (18-kilometer) long bike ride down Rallarvegen and back to Flåm. A highpoint of the trail is Myrdalsberget, where the route snakes down through 21 hairpin bends, before following the valley floor and the Flåm river to your destination. In Flåm, relax and have a break before the trip continues out onto the fjord with a RIB fjord safari. Experience Aurlandsfjord and the World Heritage Site, Nærøyfjord, from the water. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and tales from history shared by your guide. Get closer to nature and keep your eyes peeled for seals, porpoises, and eagles along the way. At the end of a fun day in the great outdoors, get dropped back off at your accommodation in Bergen.

Bergen: Hardangerfjord, Voss Gondola, and 4 Great Waterfalls

3. Bergen: Hardangerfjord, Voss Gondola, and 4 Great Waterfalls

After being picked up from your accommodation, you'll begin a scenic journey complete with a private car and local guide. You'll be presented with a breathtaking landscape of mountains, spectacular waterfalls, and blooming fruit gardens, during a full-day tour along Norway's second-longest fjord. Travel through pretty villages such as Norheimsund, Øystese, and Eidfjord, and admire panoramic views over the serene Hardangerfjord. At the Fossli Hotel viewpoint there is also an amazing view to the Måbødal Valley and Vøringsfoss Waterfall, which has a total height of 182 meters. At Voss, you will stop at the newest attraction of Voss Gondol, which opened in July 2019. This will takes you from the town and up to Mount Hanguren, which sits at 820 meters above sea level, in less than 9 minutes. From there your Hanguren Panorama tour starts just outside the station at Hangurstoppen. This is an easy walk that is suitable for all ages and levels, and you can even bring a stroller. The trail is around 800 meters round-trip, and offers beautiful panoramic view of Voss’ mountains, lakes, and parts of the town center.

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What people are saying about Bergen

Excellent trip! Picked up from our hotel in a Porsche and water provided. Stop at a lovely waterfall on the way and the tour guide at Folgefonna was excellent. Knowledgeable, and plenty of breaks. Make sure to take some sandwiches with you as there's a sit down just under half way for a snack. Journey back was just as good and the taxi driver was lovely. He joined us for the hike also. Couldn't fault the trip or the team at Folgefonna. Only negative is it says equipment included - we lost our luggage and contacted the provider who said everything was included and we wouldn't need to buy anything. They provided waterproofs, gloves and snow boots with crampons but nothing for warmth so glad I'd already bought a hoodie. Would recommend, highly enjoyed!

It was a wonderful experience. The wheather forecast was terrible and we were really afraid of the freezing temperatures. It turned out to be a very cold day but at least it stayed dry!!!! The different views were amazing. The guide was incredible and made the whole experience unforgettable. Arne is a very charming person